Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route

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5 Based on 5 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-16332
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Kilimanjaro Marangu Route, Tanzania
  • Ends Kilimanjaro Marangu Route, Tanzania
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Enjoy panoramic views on the summit of Uhuru Peak (5895m)
  • Be mesmerised by the sunrise over the Kenyan plains at Gilman's Point (5681m)
  • Trek to Mawenzi Tarn (4330m) situated in a cirque beneath the spires of Mawenzi
  • Journey to Second Cave (3450m) with superb views of Kibo
  • Venture into the forest to catch a glimpse of the Kilimanjaro Colobus Monkeys
The "Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route" trip starts and ends in Kilimanjaro Marangu Route. It is a trekking and hiking trip that takes 8 days taking you through Rongai, Kikelewa Cave, Kilimanjaro Marangu Route and 5 other destinations in Tanzania. "Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route" is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, meals and others.

Summit Africa's highest mountain via the scenic Rongai Route. The sight of the permanent snow capped peak of Mt Kilimanjaro (5895m), fondly known as Kili, provides a constant source of inspiration when viewed from the vast plains. It is also a natural focus for any fit trekker keen to summit the highest peak in Africa. While the ascent does not require any technical climbing, the trails are demanding and a sound level of fitness and an ability to acclimatise are essential prerequisites before attempting the summit. The Rongai Route begins in attractive farmland and delightful forest, with the opportunity for viewing black and white colobus monkey, and passes through several different climate zones, adding considerably to the interest of the trek while at the same time ensuring maximum acclimatisation. This route retains a sense of unspoilt wilderness and offers a different perspective on Kilimanjaro by approaching it from the north. From the alluring summit of Uhuru Peak (5895m), we will have amazing 360 degree views of the surrounding plains.
  • Day 1 : Join Marangu
  • Day 2 : Commence climb (2600m, 3-4 hrs)
  • Day 3 : Kikelewa Caves (3600m, 4-5 hrs)
  • Day 4 : Mawenzi Tarn (4330m, 3-4 hrs)
  • Day 5 : Walk to Kibo (4700m, 5-6 hrs)
  • Day 6 : Summit (5895m) and descend to Horombo Hut 11-15hrs
  • Day 7 : Descend to Marangu (approx 5-6 hours)
  • Day 8 : In Marangu, trip concludes
  • 2 nights in 3 star hotel in Marangu on a twinshare basis
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Experienced local mountain guides, cook and camp crew
  • 5 nights fully supported camping on a twinshare tent basis
  • Group camping equipment including tent (sleeping bag and mat not included - can be hired locally)
  • Park entrance fees valued at US$826
  • Emergency oxygen
  • Christmas and New Year supplement (please ask our staff for details of this small peak season surcharge)
  • International flights
  • Arrival or departure airport transfers if not taking the complimentary transfer to/from the airport
  • Sleeping bags and mats
  • Kit bag/hiking pack/soft duffle bag to store your main luggage that is carried by porters
  • Aerated and alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Airport and departure taxes.
  • Travel Insurance
5 - Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Dec 25 2019
5 - Excellent
Great trek up to Uhuru Peak, Mt Kilimanjaro. Great leadership by our guide John and great support crew.
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 09 2019
5 - Excellent
I have recently booked a hike to the top of Kilimanjaro through this tour operator. The booking experience was very straightforward and the communication could not have been better. I booked quite last minute and everything on... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 20 2019
5 - Excellent
In a part of the world where 'stuff happens', it was a pleasant surprise to find everything that this tour agency organised arrived on time and met, or exceeded, expectations. Thanks a lot you and the local team in Tanzania.
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 01 2018
5 - Excellent
We had a challenging but rewarding trip with this tour company in the snow to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro, Africas highest mountain. The guides we had were excellent and so too the meals and accommodation. We couldnt have had a... Read more
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 01 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 01 August 2024, a deposit of 318 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Guides are trained in our COVID-19 response plan that has been developed in line with state government medical provisions.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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